Taf The Art Foundation

Taf The Art Foundation, Athens: Hours, Address, Taf The Art Foundation Reviews: 4.5/5

Taf The Art Foundation
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries • Bars & Clubs
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10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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About
TAF/The Art Foundation, opened in 2009 and is an innovative multi-purpose culture space in the heart of Athens featuring a contemporary art gallery along with a fabulous courtyard café-bar and a shop. TAF Gallery organizes and hosts both international and local group exhibitions and cultural events, workshops, performances and film screenings. TAF Shop promotes Greek design and supports local production & creativity. Through its dynamic collaboration with contemporary designers and artists from all over Greece it features special collections of clothing, jewelry, accessories, ceramics and souvenirs. TAF Bar operates seven days a week from mornings till early hours, serving coffees, drinks, exclusive cocktails and snacks using ingredients from small Greek producers.
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2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Monastiraki
Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized streets surround the remains of both the Greek and Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.
How to get there
  • Monastiraki • 2 min walk
  • Thissio • 5 min walk
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permia
Ireland37,803 contributions
Housed in an old Ottoman building from the 1800s and launched in 2009, it has proven its worth as a meeting point. Incorporating a bar, an upstairs large exhibition area and smaller multi-hued rooms used for specific presentations.

Interested in what the current exhibition comprised we ascended, but the large white expanse was empty, albeit still interested.

Mid-week the bar was well-frequented, attractive in subdued lighting, with tree branches illuminated.
Written March 14, 2020
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In-Yong H
London, UK657 contributions
Solo
I stopped by for a rest and a drink after a long day of walking around town. It's a very cool, trendy place. There's a shaded courtyard area which wasn't too busy when I visited (maybe due to Covid?). Unfortunately all of the art galleries look to be closed due to Covid, which was a shame! The staff were friendly and didn't mind that I was chilling out for quite a while on just one drink. It's a little bit off the touristy areas but well worth it!
Written August 10, 2020
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owlbeonholiday
Worcester, UK764 contributions
Couples
We needed a place to relax with a coffee after the busy streets of monastriaki and this place fit the bill. It is a very relaxed and beautifully decorated place. Warm, quiet, with good coffee and hot chocolate. Nothing arty seemed to be happening when we were there and the smoking ban is very much ignored. Other than that it's a nice place.
Written January 15, 2020
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece4,196 contributions
Friends
Great environment, artistic and relaxing, makes you wanna stay there for hours. Great bar and helpful staff.
I've also heard that occasionally it has art exhibitions on the mid floor.
Very good concept.
Written May 8, 2019
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planetvague
Manchester, United Kingdom73 contributions
Friends
When visiting friends in the city, we were taken to this watering hole and I must say, I was impressed. There was an interesting art exhibition to explore in various rooms in the back and niches at the sides, the central courtyard was covered by what I believe was a tensile tent structure to keep the heat at bay. Marvelous.
Written December 8, 2017
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Debi N
Fort Worth, TX176 contributions
Great place which, unless you know about it, you won't find it. Great assortment other teas, coffees, and chocolates. Great sweets too!
Written April 29, 2017
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Henk W
Doorn, The Netherlands462 contributions
Couples
Went there for a beer. Very chill and nice ambience. Great spot to just sit and relax. Great music!!! Will go again!! Paid 11 euro's for 2 beers including tip.
Written November 23, 2019
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segalit
israel198 contributions
in a small street , hinding , thus beatiful place is a surprise. nice coffe place and bar and art! good drinkd and good vib! go!
Written November 6, 2019
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JBD17
Paris44 contributions
lovely : place to stop, rest, esta and drink, and discover new things: lots of exhibitions, street art, informal and very pleasant environment!
Written October 13, 2019
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Gladiator13
14 contributions
Friends
This is a truly unique place. Industrial design that combines art and drinks. Servuce was also pretty good.
Written June 20, 2019
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